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Safety of famciclovir in patients with herpes zoster and genital herpes.

Safety reporting from individual ongoing and completed clinical studies has demonstrated that famciclovir, the well-absorbed oral form of the antiherpesvirus agent penciclovir, has been well tolerated by more than 3,000 individuals worldwide. An integrated safety evaluation has been performed and includes over 1,600 patients from 11 completed, randomized, double-blind clinical trials and 2 open trials. The famciclovir population consisted of 816 herpes zoster patients (four trials), 409 patients with acute genital herpesvirus infections (seven trials), and 382 patients from two genital herpes suppression studies. Overall, the famciclovir-treated patient population was 57.7% female and ranged in age from 15 to 102 years (mean, 42.6 years), with 31.2% aged 50 years or more and 15.7% aged 65 years or more. The mean duration of exposure to famciclovir was 28.8 days (5.8 days excluding suppression studies). The total daily doses ranged from 125 mg to 2.25 g. The most common adverse experiences reported as related to study medication (famciclovir and placebo) were headache, nausea, and diarrhea. The frequencies of adverse experiences and laboratory abnormalities (hematology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis parameters) were similar in both famciclovir and placebo recipients. Thus, safety data from the analysis of 13 completed clinical studies demonstrate that famciclovir is tolerated well by patients with either herpes zoster or genital and has a safety profile comparable to that of placebo.[1]


  1. Safety of famciclovir in patients with herpes zoster and genital herpes. Saltzman, R., Jurewicz, R., Boon, R. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (1994) [Pubmed]
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